Wonders of the Ancient World

Wonders of the Ancient World : Antiquity's Greatest Feats of Design and Engineering

By (author) Justin Pollard

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Wonders of the Ancient World describes the most extraordinary feats of human engineering and design from across the globe, created between the dawn of human civilization and the onset of the Dark Ages. Author Justin Pollard looks at the problems that the ancients solved to build each wonder and introduces us to the travellers, both ancient and modern, who saw and rediscovered each site. Newgrange; Stonehenge; The Great Pyramid of Khufu and the Sphinx; Mohenjo Daro; The Great Ziggurat at Ur; The Temple of Solomon; The Palace of Ashurnasirpal II; La Venta; The Hanging Gardens of Babylon; The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; Persepolis; The Grand Canal; The Parthenon; The Statue of Zeus at Olympia; The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; Delphi; The Colossus of Rhodes; The Pharos of Alexandria; The Library at Alexandria; The First Great Wall of China; The Tomb of the First Emperor; Petra; The Tower of the Winds; The Rice Terraces of Banaue; The Great Serpent Mound; The Pont du Gard; Nero's Golden House; Masada; The Colosseum; The Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan; The Forum of Trajan; The Pantheon; The Baths of Diocletian; The City of Tikal; The Buddhas of Bamyan; The Hagia Sofia; The Basilica Cistern at Constantinople; Horyu-Gakumonji; Borobudur; Ellora.

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 194 x 250 x 24mm | 839.14g
  • 02 Feb 2012
  • Quercus Publishing
  • London
  • English
  • 150 colour illustrations
  • 0857386638
  • 9780857386632
  • 391,910

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Justin Pollard is a Cambridge University Archaeology graduate, who has television experience that includes Time Team and QI. Justin is the author of Seven Ages of Britain and The Story of Archaeology (Quercus).

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